About the Episode

Listen in as Emily chats with Antionette Carroll and Hilary Sedovic from the Creative Reaction Lab, an organization founded in support of the uprising in Ferguson, MO that aims to educate, train, and challenge Black and Latinx youth to become leaders designing healthy and racially equitable communities. Plus, we remember Dick Cone and his extensive contributions to the field of higher education civic and community engagement.

Show Notes

  • Creative Reaction Lab: https://www.creativereactionlab.com/


  • Antoinette Carroll is the Founder, President and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth to challenge racial and health inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Within this role, Antionette has pioneered an award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist). Through this capacity, Antionette has received several recognitions and awards including being named an ADL and Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellow, Roddenberry Fellow, Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, ADCOLOR Innovator, SXSW Community Service Honoree, Camelback Ventures Fellow, 4.0 Schools Tiny Fellow, St. Louis Visionary Award Honoree for Community Impact, and Essence Magazine Woke 100.
  • Hilary Sedovic is a social work professional passionate about supporting the co-creation of interventions that will promote equitable community outcomes through systems change. Curiosity and growth mindset are foundational to her being, which typically looks like pointing at things and saying, “Why?” or “Tell me more.” As Learning & Education Manager at Creative Reaction Lab, Hilary designs and facilitates workshops supporting institutions and individuals seeking to better understand and center equity and inclusion in their practice, develops curricula and other tools for the Equity-Centered Community Design process, and manages evaluation strategy.

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Emily J. Shields

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